Elizabeth O'Grady ’13
Civil and Environmental Engineering
The Environment and Community Health of Trenton, NJ
As part of the Isles Environment and Community Health team, my main responsibility was to help care for the children’s garden and the 9 school gardens Isles has started throughout Trenton. Most of my time was spent establishing the new Tucker Street garden adjacent to Isles’ Youthbuild alternative high school. Throughout the summer, it went from a pile of dirt to a thriving garden producing pounds and pounds of vegetables for the community. In the afternoons, I did a variety of different tasks. I spent some time promoting a farmer’s market that Isles helped start that brings local produce to inner city residents with little to no other access to fresh produce. Along with another intern, I compiled lesson plans to help teachers incorporate their school gardens into their curriculum. I also helped with environmental education programs for elementary aged children in after school programs and camps.
ISLES, Inc., Trenton, NJ
Lorin Romeo Romay